Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 171–184 | Cite as

Power consumption of analog circuits: a tutorial

  • Christer Svensson
  • J. Jacob WiknerEmail author


A systematic approach to the power consumption of analog circuits is presented. The power consumption is related to basic circuit requirements, as dynamic range, bandwidth, noise figure and sampling speed and is considering basic device and device scaling behavior. Several kinds of circuits are treated, as samplers, amplifiers, filters and oscillators. The objective is to derive lower bounds to power consumption in analog circuits, to be used as design targets when designing power-constrained analog systems.


Low power design Fundamental limits Dynamic range Technology scaling Analog building blocks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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